Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook remembers Senior Editor and Home Machinist Bob Fritz.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger reports from Beach Blast 2011, the third annual PPG beach fly-in held each May at Panama City Beach, Florida.

Lessons From Galesburg

I’ve had a number of readers ask me if I managed to make it to the Stearman National Convention, and I’m happy to report...

Flying: Part Science, Part Artform

Many years ago, I had a position in the training department of my regional airline. In addition to the needs of our own airline,...

Viewfinder

Marc Cook spends a few days helping perform the annual on a friends RV-7A, and finds it much easier than doing his own.

Light Stuff

Ready to jump into gyroplanes? Roy Beisswenger explains the options available and the regulations for this exciting segment of aviation.

Viewfinder

Editor-at-Large Marc Cook considers the relevance of airworthiness directives for homebuilders and reflects on what he learned about the current homebuilt market at Sun ’n Fun.

Free Flight

What does a video game have in common with building an airplane? More than you might think.

Editor’s Log

As Paul Dye takes the helm at KITPLANES, he looks forward to covering this exciting time in the Experimental aircraft community.

The Dawn Patrol

“Hey, who you callin’ old?”

In Case You Missed it

Alignment aids for Lycoming oil screen housings.

By William Rynone, Ph.D., P.E.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Welding the fuselage.

Maintenance Matters

Three battery problems lead to accidents.

Ask the DAR

Mel Asberry clarifies the requirements for a builders log. The bottom line? The requirements are minimal: It should show that you actually built the aircraft, but its helpful to show as much detail as you can. And make sure you're in the photos, doing the work.